NASCAR Hall of Fame driver/owner Tony Stewart is one of the 25 new additions to NASCAR‘s Greatest Drivers list in celebration of the sport‘s 75th anniversary, the sanctioning body announced on Sunday evening.

Stewart, the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, was surprised with the news during the pre-race broadcast for Sunday‘s Food City Dirt Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Naming the 75 Greatest Drivers is a continuation of the popular program established in 1998 recognizing the 50 Greatest Drivers for NASCAR‘s golden anniversary. The 50 Greatest Drivers form the foundation of the 75 Greatest Drivers — there will be 25 new names added to the list first established 25 years ago.

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